Developing Teacher Expertise: Exploring Key Issues in Primary Practice

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Margaret Sangster
A&C Black, Jan 31, 2013 - Education - 176 pages
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What are the issues that education raises for you?

Beyond the technical skills and knowledge aspects of education, teachers and student teachers face questions which challenge their beliefs and approaches to their teaching and learning. This book contains a series of short articles each of which encourage you to reflect on your own practice and challenge your beliefs about how and what you teach.

Questions explored include:

When does inclusion become exclusion for the rest of the class?
Do interactive whiteboards support or reduce creativity in the classroom?
Is drama a luxury in the primary classroom?
Should we be teaching other languages to children under seven?
Learning outside the classroom, is it worth it?
What makes a reflective practitioner?

Essential reading for those training to teach children aged between 3 and 11, as well as practicing teachers looking to develop their practice.
 

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Contents

Part I The Learning Environment
1
Part II The Curriculum
51
Part III The Wider World
91
Part IV Teachers Professional Status
107
Endnote
132
Index
133
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About the author (2013)

Margaret Sangster was formerly Principal Lecturer and Programme Director of the BA (Hons) in Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She worked for many years as a primary teacher, and as a mathematics advisory teacher before moving to Higher Education.

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